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Reuben Payne, Esq.

Male Abt 1732 - 1821  (~ 89 years)


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  • Name Reuben Payne 
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born Abt 1732  , , Middlesex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jan 1821  , Wayne, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2606  Main
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Father Thomas Payne,   b. 1686, , , Middlesex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Apr 1761, , , Essex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Catherine Lydford,   b. Abt 1692, , , Middlesex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1745, , , Middlesex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 26 May 1715  , , Middlesex County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F915  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Wade,   b. Est 1732,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Millicent "Mildred" Payne,   b. Abt 1752, , , Halifax (later Pittsylvania) County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1837, , , Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     2. Catherine Payne,   b. 1758, , , Halifax (later Pittsylvania) County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Philemon Payne,   b. 1758, , , Halifax (later Pittsylvania) County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lucretia Payne,   b. 1761, , , Halifax (later Pittsylvania) County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Edmund Payne,   b. 1762, , , Halifax (later Pittsylvania) County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Reuben Payne, Jr.,   b. 1763, , , Halifax (later Pittsylvania) County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Laban Payne,   b. 1767,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Elizabeth Payne,   b. 1769, , , Halifax (later Pittsylvania) County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Mary Payne,   b. 1770, , , Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):"Reuben was named justice when the county assumed its present size in 1777 and a lieutenant in the county militia when it was gearing up for war. He served as a vestryman of Camden Parish until 1779 when he resigned, refusing to pay taxes through the Church of England." (An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvanis Co., VA, by Frances Hurt)

      Notes for RUBEN (*) PAYNE, ESQ.: DAR Index Capt. Civil Service Virginia

      1755 "Edward Wade acknowledged his deed to Reuben Payne. Mary wife of said Wade, relinquished her right of dower. Court April 22, 1755 pg. 13 Halifax Order Book 2 Part 1

      1756 "Reuben Payne returned a report on road he was on committee to view. October 21, 1756 Pg. 175 Halifax Order Book 2 Part 1

      1757 April 15, 1757 survey for Reuben Payne 404 acres on the S. fork of panther Cr beginning at Robert ........ Corner... P. 83 Old Survey Book I 1746-1782 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Marion Dodson Chiarito FF

      1765 June 1765 survey for Reuben Payne 363 acres ....White.... Creek Banister .....
      P. 121 Old Survey Book I 1746-1782 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Marion Dodson Chiarito FF

      1767 Tithables Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Reuben Payne 1 150
      THE HISTORY of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA APPENDIX I FIRST LIST OF TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, YEAR 1767 page 277
      John Payne, John Payne, Jr., & Greenwood Thomas Payne.Joseph Cunningham (Charlotte). Abraham Payne, negroes Elijah Farris. Zachery & Vilet. , Reuben Payne. Ross & Sarah.

      1774 June 8, 1774 from Reuben Payne of Pittsylvania, to William Jones of Pittsylvania, for 50 pounds, about 376 acres in Pittsylvania on the north side of Banister River, and bounded by Cannon, Gray. Signed Reuben payne. Wit. none. Recorded July 28, 1774. Agness, the wife of the said Reuben, relinquished her right of dower to the lands convyed.
      P. 50 pg. 10, 11 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book 1774-1778 TLC Genealogy FF

      1774 July 27, 1764 ( sic 1774 apparently intended) from Reuben Pain of Pittsylvania to Joseph Midkiff of Pittsylvania, for 20 pounds, 300 acres in Pittsylvania, being part of a tract granted to the said Reubin Pain by patent dated August 1, 1772, and bounded by Kannon, Gray. signed Reuben Pain. Wit. none. Recorded July 28, 1774. Agness, the wife of the said Reuben, relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed.

      P. 65 pg. 12 Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Deed Book 1774-1778 TLC Genealogy FF
      1775 Pittsylvania County Militia Officers, 1775 (From copy in Deed Book 4.) Reuben Payne nominated Officer of Militia by Committee of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia September 27th, 1775

      *"An Intimate History of the Revolution in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia" Hurt
      1776 February 26, 1776 from James Slone of Pittsylvania Co., to Reuben Pain of Pittsylvania, for 104 pounds, about 181 acres in Pittsylvania on the south side of Banister River, and Bounded by (trees). Signed James (X his mark) Slone. Wit. Jno Cox, edm'd Paine. Wm Payne, Edmund Fitzgerald. Recorded May 23, 1776
      P. 206 pg. 31 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book 1774-1778 TLC Genealogy FF

      1776-78 Fought Indians*

      1777-1783 was Justice of the Peace Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Capt. County Militia*
      THE HISTORY of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA APPENDIX III EARLY JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
      ...... Robert Payne,....., Reuben Payne,..... Gents.

      1777 THE HISTORY of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA CHAPTER XII PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY IN 1777
      "It is agreed by the Court that the next court to be held for the county to be on the lands of Jeremiah Worsham where the same is established near Hickey's Road." In August 1777, the Court of Pittsylvania was removed to Cherrystone Meeting House Spring, and in the absence of court buildings the meeting house was repaired and given over to the use of the court, where its sessions were held until after the close of the Revolution. The Cherrystone Meeting House Spring is situated in the ravine to the north of Depot Hill, and in this ravine were located the first court buildings at Chatham. The justices presiding on that court day were Thomas Dillard, John Wilson, Benjamin Lankford, Stephen Coleman, Crispen Shelton, George Carter and Reuben Payne. Among the many matters disposed of by the court a license was granted William Short to keep a tavern at the Court House; Joseph Terry was appointed surveyor of the road from the Halifax line to the Old Town, as Peytons-burg was often called; Colonel Wilson, Major Lankford, Captain Witcher and Reuben Payne were ordered to let the building of a prison and also the "Hull of a Courthouse thirty two by twenty four Shingled Ruff."

      1777 THE HISTORY of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA CHAPTER XII PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY IN 1777
      George Carter to Richard Gwynne's Company. Stephen Coleman to his own Company. Reuben Payne to his own Company.

      1777 THE HISTORY of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA CHAPTER XII PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY IN 1777
      It was represented to the Governor that after the division of the county two of the commission appointed for the trial of tories were in Henry County, and that John Wimbish, Crispen Shelton, William Todd, William Short and Reuben Payne were suitable and fit persons to form a commission. p. 165-166

      1777 Bond. We, John Donelson Jr., John Wilson, and William Witcher of Pittsylvania, bind ourselves to John Wilson, William Witcher, George Carter, and Reuben Payne Esq, Pittsylvania J Ps, in the sum 1000 pounds this September 25, 1777, to insure that John Donelson shall truly perform the office o Surveyor in Pittsylvania. Recorded September 25, 1777.
      P. 413, pg. 53 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book 1774-1778 TLC Genealogy FF

      1778 February 25, 1778 from Reuben Pain of Pittsylvania County to Edmund Fitzgarrel of Pittsylvania, for 125 pounds about 100 acres in Pittsylvania on the north side of Banister River, and bounded by Dry branch called the haw Dreen (branch). Signed Reuben Pain Wit. none. Recorded February 26, 1778.
      P. 469 pg. 60 Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Deed Book 4 1774-1778 1991 TLC Genealogy FF

      1779 "Another family of Paynes was equally prominent- that of Reuben, William, and Philemon. They owned large grants of land in Pittsylvania, moving here from Essex County, They were the sons of Thomas Payne."
      "Served as vestryman of Camden Parish until 1779 when he resigned, refusing to pay taxes through the Church of England", "An Intimate History of the Revolution in Pittsylvania County, Virginia"

      1779-81 Southern Campaign (against Indians)*

      1780 Surveyed April 21, 1780 for Reuben Payne 337 acres of Land on Banister River
      P. 337 Old Survey Book I 1746-1782 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Marion Dodson Chiarito FF

      1782 Heads of Household Virginia Reuben Payne 6 whites 2 blacks

      1782 April 15, 1782 Surveyed for Reuben Payne 400 acres of Land on the South branches of Banister River
      P. 365 Old Survey Book I 1746-1782 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Marion Dodson Chiarito FF

      1782 720 acres transfered to Reuben Payne by Henry McDaniels, order April 15,
      1782 by Joshua Stone. Tract near Shocko Cr. part of a property of 976 acres surveyed for Henry McDaniels June 10, 1772.
      P.275 Old survey Book I 1746-1782 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Marion Dodson Chiarito FF

      1783 Reuben Payne - Justice of Peace Pittsylvania County, Virginia

      1785 Virginia Head of Household
      Reuben Payne 7whites 1 dwelling, 6 buildings pg. 100

      1790 Census Virginia Reuben Payne 7-1-6 pg. 100

      1792 April 10, 1792 from Reuben Payne of Pittsylvania, to William Hardy of Pittsylvania, for 50 pounds, about 100 acres in Pittsylvania on the north side of Shocko Cr, and bounded by William Willis, Henry McDaniel's line near the mountain, Hinton. signed Reuben Payne. Wit. Jas. Johnson, W W Shelton, Gabriel Shelton, Edmond Fitzgerreld, R Johnson, Thos Payne. Recorded June 18, 1792.
      P. 231 pg. 26 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deeds 1791-1794 TLC Genealogy FF
      1792 December 15, 1792 from William Hardy of Pittsylvania, to William Lindsey, for 50 pounds, one certain tract of land in Pittsylvania, and bounded by a white oak below the plantation on the bank of Shockoe Cr, the side of the mountain in William Holder's line, it being the land that was conveyed to William Hardy by Edmund Fitzgerrald on behalf of Reuben Pain, containing about 150 acres. Signed William (X his mark) Hardy. Wit. Wm Craddock, Spencer Adams, Jesse Law. Recorded January 20, 1794.
      P. 489 pg. 63 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Deeds 1791-1794 TLC Genealogy FF

      1810 Lincoln Co., Kentucky #131 Reubin Payne

      ["Reuben Payne owned in 1765 in Halifax Co., VA (letter dated 21 Sept 1997 from Eva Wilkerson), "Land Grant Book 36 pg 836, 1765 from George the Third to Reuben Payne 50 acres north side of Banister River..."
      Neil Payne states that " Capt. Reuben Payne came to Pittsylvania Co., VA with William & Phillemon"
      Will: September 14, 1819 Probate: January 08, 1821, Lincoln Co., Kentucky] From Kevin Allen